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superbee620, 3.9L V8, Macon, GA, May 23, 2009, 10:14
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have a water leak on passenger side, water is traveling down trim panel on front windshield piller, it drips on edge of dash and then to floor, checked weather strip and is fine, blew out with air hose. Thanks for both responses, I checked the sunroof and is clear, I blew air in drain, still have same problem, it is somewhere between the roof and dash, Poured water in roof and it still drips inside the plastic trim piece (that is covered with fabric down) on edge of dash to floor. Is this trim easily removed without damaging. Is this trim used and part of the drain system or should the water be going some where else, I appreciate your responses

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    llabor13 May 24, 2009, 16:58
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    I'm having exactly the same problem with my 02 lincoln ls. I think the water is leaking thru the sunroof.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 25, 2009, 12:59
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    Cars with sun roofs have drain channels at each corner of the roof. Open the sunroof fully, clear leaves and debris from any area of the open sun roof channel. carefully poor water down the driver's side channel first and not where it spills out under the car. Each car manufacturer is different but you should see water spill out at the rear of the car near the wheel arch and at the front of the car behind the front wheel area. The left and right side drain channels are a mirror image of each other. Where you see water drain out on the left side you should see a mirror image of water flowing out on the left side if the drains are clear. Sometimes you have to remove the inner fender liner to remove debris from the drain tubes sometimes just blowing compressed air down the drain channel dislodges the blockage.

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    superbee620, June 17, 2009, 18:52
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    found the problem, rubber drain hose on sun roof came off, reconnected

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    haynser January 11, 2010, 16:48
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    If not fixed yet. I cleaned out all of the trim molding above my doors and the problem went away. The trim(rubber) has a gutter built in that drains the water out and it will accumulate debris. Good luck

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    superbee620, January 30, 2010, 09:03
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    Thanks
    I had to remove the headliner and re attach the rubber drain hose

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    TNMAN, February 16, 2011, 09:43
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    Did you remove headliner yourself or have an upholstery person do that for you? If you did it, please tell me the steps involved, as I have same problem. Thanks

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